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TITLE
Somerled Square, Portree
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_06_011_0836
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
DATE OF IMAGE
7 August 1980
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15181
KEYWORDS
vehicles
cars
banks
war memorials
car parks
Somerled Square, Portree

Portree's Somerled Square takes its name from the 12th century warrior chief of the MacDonalds. The layout of the square has been altered several times since this photograph was taken in the 1980s.

On the right is the War Memorial which is a smaller version of the mercat cross in Edinburgh. It was constructed by Thomas MacFarlane, a local builder whose only son John had been killed in World War I, and was unveiled in February 1922 by Colonel K. I. Macdonald of Tote. Those from Portree who fell in both World Wars are commemorated, as well as those from the surrounding areas of Braes, Sconser and South Snizort.

The Bank of Scotland (Banca na h-Alba) in the background was built in 1873.

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Somerled Square, Portree

INVERNESS: Portree

1980s

vehicles; cars; banks; war memorials; car parks

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Portree's Somerled Square takes its name from the 12th century warrior chief of the MacDonalds. The layout of the square has been altered several times since this photograph was taken in the 1980s.<br /> <br /> On the right is the War Memorial which is a smaller version of the mercat cross in Edinburgh. It was constructed by Thomas MacFarlane, a local builder whose only son John had been killed in World War I, and was unveiled in February 1922 by Colonel K. I. Macdonald of Tote. Those from Portree who fell in both World Wars are commemorated, as well as those from the surrounding areas of Braes, Sconser and South Snizort.<br /> <br /> The Bank of Scotland (Banca na h-Alba) in the background was built in 1873.